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Opinion: West Ham secured a huge coup by tying 'De Bruyne wannabe' Daniel Chesters down to new deal

West Ham youngster Daniel Chesters has signed a new contract with the club that will keep him at the London Stadium until at least the summer of 2024.

The 19-year-old is an incredibly gifted young talent.

And the Hammers confirmed via the official club website that he is set to stay at the London Stadium for quite some time yet.

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Having started his youth career at Stevenage, Chesters moved to West Ham after being scouted by Arsenal.

Chesters has so much talent. And he is also very versatile. Over the past 12 months the 19-year-old, who is an attacking central midfielder by trade, has mostly been operating out wide on the wing.

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The talented teenager has been in fine form for the under-23s this season, bagging one goal and five assists in 18 games thus far (Transfermarkt).

Daniel Chesters signing new West Ham deal is a huge coup

The 19-year-old is the kind of player who really could be a huge star. As long as he continues to apply himself correctly both on and off the pitch of course.

He is technically brilliant, possesses a real burst of pace and plays with a certain kind of maturity that defies his tender years.

When speaking to WHUFC.com recently, the West Ham youngster named Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne as his major influence in the game:

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“Right now, I’m really enjoying watching Kevin De Bruyne, he’s top class. I think everything about his game is brilliant: he makes powerful runs from midfield and that’s something I try and bring to my game as well, so he’s my main inspiration at the minute.”

If Chesters goes on to become even half the player the Belgian is, the Hammers will have a brilliant star on their hands.

The 19-year-old certainly has the ability. He undoubtedly has what it takes to reach the very top.

If any West Ham fan has seen him play, they will agree with that statement.

And the fact that he has committed his short-term future to the Hammers is great news for everyone involved with the club.

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